American Therapeutic Recreation Association

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Adaptive Skiing Apprentice Pro-Not CTRS

Challenge Aspen

Location: Aspen/Snowmass, CO
Semesters: Winter

Posted On: 11/30/-0001

Population Age: Adolescents, Adults, Children
Population Characteristics: Behavioral/Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities
Primary Setting: Ski Resort
Housing Available: Yes
Number of CTRs Employed at Facility/Agency: 0

Stipends or Other Benefits: Yes
Listing of Stipends or Other Benefits:
Pay is based on working hours. Housing available.

Who we are: Challenge Aspen is a non-profit in Snowmass Village, CO dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Responsibilities: The Apprentice Pro (AP) will facilitate an exceptional on-hill experience for skiers with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. APs help Ski Pros conduct lessons and occasionally work as a ski buddy for our disabled participants. To qualify applicants must be strong skiers with equally strong customer service skills, but no other specialized knowledge is required. Challenge Aspen offers job training, a competitive salary, rent-controlled housing, and a four-mountain premier ski pass. Requirements: -Facilitate a professional and enjoyable on-hill learning experience for Challenge Aspen participants -Assist with Recreation and Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) programs as needed -Learn and adhere to Challenge Aspen policies and safety procedures -Be a role model for excellence in all aspects of representation of Challenge Aspen -Assist Snowsports Manager with equipment maintenance -Assist with administrative projects as needed Qualifications: -Must be 21 or older -Intermediate to advanced skiing and/or riding skills -Ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the job, including the ability to lift 50lbs. or more -Strong communication and interpersonal skills -Professional at all times and high customer service focused strong customer service skills -Flexible and adaptable -Ability to commit to the entire ski season -Ability to attend early season training session and willingness to participate in continuing education programs throughout the ski season -Willingness to work long hours outdoors, often in below zero temperatures and snowy conditions Success Factors: -Comport yourself as an ambassador of Challenge Aspen -Deliver the highest quality on-hill experiences for Challenge Aspen participants -Motivated, collegial, dependable and professional team member -Maintain a standard of fitness suitable for this position Employment Details: -Employment Term: November 16, 2016 through April 20, 2017 -Salary: $75 full day/$37.50 half day -Rent controlled housing is available -Application deadline: August 31, 2016 -To apply, go to https://challengeaspen.org/adaptive-sports-internship-apprentice-pro/ *Challenge Aspen does not cover relocation costs to/from the Roaring Fork Valley* For questions about the Winter AP Program, please contact Sam Lovstad sam@challengeaspen.org or 970-923-0578.

Contact Information

Sam Lovstad-NOTACTRS

970-923-0578

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